FIS Governance

The French International School of Hong Kong is a not-for-profit, private enterprise under Hong Kong law, managed by the Board.

Victor Segalen Association

The “French International School 'Victor Segalen' Association Limited” is a company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital, incorporated in Hong Kong on 20 November 1979.

Anyone holding a debenture, individual or corporate, is de facto a member. 

The Association holds one Annual General Meeting and members may be invited to another information meeting during the school year.

It manages the non-educational aspects of FIS in Hong Kong.

The Board

As an independent, non-profit school, The French international School (FIS) is managed by a Board comprising 13 volunteer members maximum: 12 parents elected for 3 years and Consulate General of France as well as invited members (representatives from the consulate, FIS and the French Chamber of Commerce). The Board members do not receive any financial compensation from FIS for their involvement.

The elected parents and members of the Board take the success and transparency of their management very seriously. It meets formally six to eight times a year. 

All FIS parents can put themselves forward for the Board. The members of the Board are elected during the Annual General Meeting. Parents who would like to join the Board or find out about its workings and the commissions can send an email to


The Board is in charge of defining the school’s strategy and ensuring its financial and legal position as well as defining the lines of management for Human Resources, Development, Marketing and Communications. 

The Board accounts for the management and the use of funds to the members of the Association at the Annual General Meeting. 

The Board's mission is defined around the following:

  • Provide academic excellence
  • Offer a well-being environment to our students
  • Welcome all children from the French community
  • Ensure the FIS financial sustainability
  • Bring transparency and stability within the community

Strategic Objectives

For the 2019-2020 school year, FIS' objectives include:



Board Directors

Alexandre Giorgini

Honorary Board President, France General Consul in Hong Kong & Macau

Guillaume Goriot

Chairman of the Board

Sonia Perna-Darghouth

Board Secretary, Audit Committee Chair

Goran Kuna

Board Vice Chair, Compensation & Benefit / Human Resources Committee Chair

Thomas Decouvelaere

Board Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair

Sean Alexander

Board Director

Yves Bernard

Board Director

Pierre-Jean Beylier

Board Director

Hervé Robin

Long Term Planning / Building Committee Chair

Caroline Simon-Michel

Governance Committee Chair

Anne Vanlaeys

Board Director

Jeanne Zhao-Clot

Fundraising Commitee Chair

Victor Segalen Council

FIS governance is also run through the Victor Segalen Council, presided by the Headmaster and composed of parent, student, teacher and staff representatives. 

This body handles topics such as school projects and rules, and studies recommendations made by other bodies including those of the Primary and Secondary Councils.